Kevin Whitaker’s latest solo exhibition: Courage

By Arianna Myers Special to The Record
Kevin Whitaker’s latest solo exhibition: Courage
Kevin Whitaker and Marie Moliner in front of Courage, , his favourite piece from his latest series of paintings. (Photo : Arianna Myers)

It has been nearly five years since Kevin Whitaker, a former Ontario Superior Court judge hung up his black robe and swapped his gavel for a paintbrush.
In 2014, Whitaker was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and just two years later, he received bombshell news: He also had Lewy Body Dementia, a more aggressive, neurodegenerative disease that affects cognitive function and physical ability. Therefore, in 2018, after his illness forced him into unexpected early retirement, Whitaker decided to spend his time travelling the world, enjoying his family home in the Eastern Townships, and launching his new career as a painter.

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